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Aug 27, 2009 4:00pm EDT
fifth grade. they learned that ted kennedy passed away. >> it's a time of memory. means a lot to us, the kennedy family, and all that they've contributed to us and our country. >> more than 50 of kennedy's colleagues plan to be here. all of the living presidents are expected to attend the service. and president obama will speak. earlier, the kennedy family gathered for a private mass at the hyannis port compound. kennedy's wife, children, along with scores of nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, watched as has casket was placed in the hearst. they knew him as "uncle teddy," but his aspirations also touched young people who never met him. >> if we know there is something good, we should do it. >> reporter: the next days will be filled with tribute. then the last kennedy brother will be laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. karen brown, cbs news, boston. >> and stay with us for complete coverage of the passing of senator ted kennedy. for more reaction, log onto wjz.com. >>> the day's other big story is tropical storm danny. right now, that storm is gaining strength in the atlant
CBS
Aug 28, 2009 12:00pm EDT
coast beaches bring us a rough weekend. we continue to danny's path first warning weather coverage first we begin with meteorologist the first warning weather center. tim williams will begin. >> we'll take you to it and give you an idea of what it looks like. this is a photo of danny, it's still not an impressive storm on radar or satellite, looks like a wild mass of thunderstorms holding on to the tropical storm status with sustained winds of 30 miles per hour. it has gusts of 52 miles per hour. as you see, it never changes to category one status. it stays offshore about 150- miles, we'll see the effects. danny kicking moisture back in our direction. it's only one part of a rainmaker playing into the forecast for tomorrow. for more, to marty bass. >>> good afternoon, the projected rainfall totals tomorrow through tomorrow night for central maryland and the mid-atlantic. looks like none. the bulk of moisture is going to be north of the mason dixon line and into the valley primarily because of low moving our way from georgia. danny is not really a player in our moisture content. it
CBS
Aug 27, 2009 6:00am EDT
2007. >> they had a personal relationship and they could use that to broker to strike a compromise, we wish we had more people like that in washington. >> reporter: he made an unforgettable contribution to american society. >> there's not a piece of legislation that was put forth during the time he was in the senate that did not have his fingerprints on them. >> reporter: the family will hold a private service at arlington national cemetery. wjz, eyewitness news. >> stay with eyewitness news for complete coverage of the passing of ted kennedy. for a sly show, additional clips, go to wjz.com. >>> we're learning more about which maryland state agencies will be laying off workers as part of the plan to balance is budget. the largest cut will be if the state department. the state's department of transportation will trim its work force. 22 jobs cut there. 44 vacant positions will not be filled. state employees are not the only ones that could lose pay. state aid to local government is being cut. gigi live outside of city hall. >> reporter: good morning. now that the state has cut its budget
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 7:00pm EDT
to win over americans, and sharyl attkisson tells us they're using every medium possible to get out their message. >> reporter: in queens, new york our affiliate news crew was at first barred from the town hall with congressman anthony weaner. >> we're told by your people you don't want cameras. >> easy, take a deep breath. this isn't for channel 2. this is for our constituents. >> reporter: weaner finally let our cameras in and the now-familiar scene played out. >> you guys are stealing from us! >> reporter: a new gallup poll says more americans view angry attacks against the health care bill as democracy in action, rather than an abuse of democracy. and 34% say it makes them more sympathetic to the protesters' viewpoints. now, white house officials are scrambling to face this unexpected reality. today, they launched an e-mail campaign to refute what they call viral e-mails that fly unchecked, spreading all sorts of lies and distortion. many view the internet outreach as a sign the white house is growing increasingly concerned. >> reporter: doesn't the fact that you started pushing
CBS
Aug 22, 2009 8:00am EDT
. >> iraq erica hill. great to have you with us today. august 22nd already. >> it is crazy. you know what is crazier? there are some children back to school. for some of you parents, it is a good thing. but kids back in the schools in mid-august. >> parts of the country, they're back. >> for those of you that aren't back yet or don't have everything you need, you're in luck. we're doing a little back to school bargainista shopping today. live to an office depot in new jersey, we'll go up and down the aisles, find you the best deals for everything you need on that list. >> the best time to shop now at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> no one is in the store. grab a cup of coffee after "the early show" and head on out. >> we all have houseguests. sometimes they show up unannounced, other times you have weeks to prepare. >> do you have enough time to prepare? i like to use the old, i have breaking new, you to leave, or typhoid fever. you plead sickness that works. we have that coming up. what do you do when you have guests. >> try to politely get rid of them, yet firmly. >> all about etiquette and
CBS
Aug 23, 2009 7:00pm EDT
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Aug 18, 2009 7:00pm EDT
who's with us and who's not. >> reporter: the marines realize they can be heading straight into an ambush. they're trying to secure the area so people can vote but the nearest polling station is 12 miles to the north and along the way is hard core taliban territory so two... few people are expected to make the journey. what are we waiting for? i.e.d.s. i.e.d.s, or improvised explosive devices, are a taliban weapon of choice here. the marine engineers go ahead to clear the route and quickly return, hurrying to get away from an i.e.d. they just found in the exact place the marines often use to enter the village. the marines have just found an i.e.d. in their way, so everybody's pulling back so they don't get blown up. after four hours in the water waiting to destroy the i.e.d., the marines get word the enemy has moved out so they start to head back, taking cover as the i.e.d. is finally blown up. it's rare for these marines not to get into a gun battle. they say it will happen tomorrow. it has almost every day since they arrived. lara logan, cbs news, southern helmand. >> rodriguez:
CBS
Aug 3, 2009 12:00pm EDT
miami international airport. rescue crews used whatever vehicles they could find to get the people from the plane to the ground. >> we had to use the catering trucks. they have elevators that serve food to the aircraft. we used those elevators to bring the patients down in a safe manner. >> more than 20 were injured, four seriously when the boeing 767 bound from rio de janeiro to houston hit turbulence. >> all right the plane takes a dip and rises up, and you see people screaming, please, help. >> 168 passengers were on the jet around 4:30 this morning when the plane encountered rough air just north of the dominican republic. the pilot was forced to land in miami. because of customs and immigration regulations, the uninjured had to stay on the plane for nearly three hours. the flight heads on to houston today. the passengers on board are hoping for smooth air between florida and texas. in new york, drew levinson, wjz eyewitness news. >> another of the passengers described the flight saying it was so violent some of the flight attendants were thrown against the cabin's roof. >> from
CBS
Aug 21, 2009 4:30am EDT
. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. time is running out for auto buyers who want to take advantage of the cash for clunkers program. susan roberts is in washington with the latest on the demise of a four-week-old program that's a victim of its own success. good morning, susan. >> reporter: hey there, susan. good morning to you. the cash for clunkers program will be shut down on monday. the program began winding down when congress realized it didn't have any more money for it. the cash for clunkers program is about to come to a screeching halt. >> we're now slightly victims of success because the thing happened so quick. >> reporter: due to popular demand, the program has already burned through much of its $3 billion funding, forcing the government to shut it down monday night. >> i thought it was going towards the end of the year >> reporter: consumers will now only have a few more days to take advantage of the lucrative rebates, up to $4,500 when they trade in their old guzzlers for more fuel efficient cars. >> we knew it coul
CBS
Aug 31, 2009 4:30am EDT
allegedly held her captive for 18 years and cadaver dogs were used to check another property next door. police say he might be linked to several unsolved murders from the 1990s. >>> police in southeast georgia are offering a reward for information about a mass killing at a mobile home. police won't say if the victims are related or if they have any leads that might point to a suspect or even a motive. >> reporter: inside this small mobile home, authorities in glin county, georgia are investigating the biggest mass murder they've ever seen. alt people are dead and one more person is critically injured. >> somebody went in that house, there's no doubt, and murdered these people, yes. >> reporter: police still do not have a suspect and hope a $25,000 reward will generate more leads. >> what does $25,000 mean? that means we need help 37 anybody who has information that can call to us tell us, we need that help. that's the simplest way i can put it. >> reporter: not knowing whether a mass murderer is on the loose has residents scared. >> i look my doors now. i don't -- i try and stay energy
CBS
Aug 17, 2009 6:00am EDT
minutes this morning due to mechanical difficulties. if you use the southbound for the mchenry, -- fort mchenry, no problem there's. what a priest shot there the inner loop and the key bridge, running delays and no problems. >>> another act of violence at the inner harbor has prompted officials to step up security as they look for who opened fire inside the pavilion last night. >> reporter: good morning. police this morning have a better idea of what may be involved. they're on high alert for gang activity as suspect members of the gang blood and crypts may have been here this weekend. >> i was scared and running towards the bus stop and i was scared. >> reporter: a 20-year-old shot in the leg and a 17-year-old shot in the arm after a fight broke out near the phillip's ceo r seafood carryout area. police are taking violence at the inner harbor seriously and taken several steps this summer to improve safety, including adding more crime cameras to the area and adding extra officers to the area. and the police commissioner even himself has patrolled the inner -- the inner harbor.
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
of us. west of westminster, it's pretty much gone. now, south of us, we had a severe thunderstorm warning. that was canceled. around the city, particularly now from owings mills to jacksonville. to middle river, east of the city now. and that northwest corner of the region. that's why we're seeing the strongest storms. and also, over portions of harford county. perry hall. right now, the heaviest activity between jacksonville and perry hall. and south of hereford, to the east of butler. some of these storms had produced some hail. by about 7:00, most of this activity will be gone and through the region. we'll be left with a very humid and warm night. bernadette joins us now, a quick look at satellite and current warnings. bernadette? >> that's right. that's how it all came together today. temperatures got up there and fueled this line of thunderstorms, now making its way through the state. and because of that, severe thunderstorm warnings as bob was talking about, we have them for harford, carol, baltimore county and carroll county and also york city until 6:15. severe thunderstor
CBS
Aug 5, 2009 7:00am EDT
against women. harry? >> susan, live with us this morning from collier township. we thank you so much. >>> joining us now also is richard walker who was at the gym when the shooting started. good morning. >> good morning. >> what did you hear first? and then what did you see thereafter? >> i heard -- it was a couple of gunshots. you wouldn't think they were gunshots. seen two kids run into the gym. next thing you know, we kept playing the basketball game. five seconds later, nine more gunshots went on screaming and everybody. 20 or 30 kids started running in the gym. >> there were kids present as well then last night in this gym? >> yes, there was several kids. >> right. soon thereafter then, you start to see people who are clearly wounded. what did you do then? >> once everybody started evacuating the gym, i seen one victim that was shot in the leg. picked her up and carried her about 50 yards from -- outside the gym. >> was she wounded pretty severely? >> yeah. at that time she was. she was losing lots of blood. it looked pretty bad. >> yeah. what was she saying? >> she just said, h
CBS
Aug 3, 2009 6:00am EDT
. the roll of the government is not to run the used car business. >> reporter: democrats believe cash for clunkers is one more way to reverse the recession. the obama administration's top money men think the economy may be headed for a turnaround. >> if you look at economic output over the next six months, it's actually likely to start to increase. >> and former federal reserve chairman alan greenspan thinks the worse is behind us. >> i'm pretty sure we've already seen the bottom. >> the obama administration says job loses will continue but believes that could change in 2010. >> you'll see unemployment start to come down beginning the second half of next year. >> reporter: susan roberts, cbs news, washington. >>> two dozen people working for the university of the maryland are being laid off, they're laying off workers and freezing hiring. the system is trying to cut $40 million from next year's budget. these cuts will save 12 million. >>> >>> lead footed drivers will want to ease through the gas while cruising through school zones in baltimore county. the police want a dozen speed cam
CBS
Aug 22, 2009 6:30pm EDT
interrogators used mox executions to intimidate prisoners and a federal judge has ordered the release monday of that five-year-old inspector general's report. earlier today, i spoke with one of the authors the article, "newsweek" investigative correspondent mark hosenbal, and asked about what was in the previously classified document. >> the report is going to reveal for the first time the the c.i.a. conducted what are described as mock execution of some of the high-valued detainees, more than one from the sound of things. and in the case of one detainee that we know about, somebody named abdel-rahman al nashiri, an alleged architect of the uss cole bombing, the report alleged at some point c.i.a. interrogator brandished a gun in front of this guy in an effort to frighten him and took a power drill in front of him and turn turned it on and went bzzz, implying they were going to use it on him. >> glor: does this report make an investigation by attorney general holder more likely? >> attorney general holder in an interview with some of my colleagues at "newsweek" and other state
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 7:00am EDT
it being used for good reason? we'll tell you about that and point out some of the scams that may affect you and your community. >> there you go. that in a little bit. >>> first, could the current recession, the worst this country has faced since the 1930s, finally be coming to an end? it may be if you believe the federal government. cbs news correspondent priya david is at the new york stock exchange with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: harry, good morning to you. the federal reserve says economic activity is leveling off. that's good news here on wall street. it means the worst may be over in a recession that's plagued the marketplace for more than a year and a half. in its latest report the fed announced it will leave the key bank lending rate unchanged and continue its program of buying treasuries to keep money flowing into the system and mortgage rates down a move they hope will encourage new home buyers to take advantage of record low prices. home sales were up 3.8% in the second quarter. >> this is a good time to buy. >> reporter: in a "wall street journal" survey
CBS
Aug 6, 2009 7:00pm EDT
more than six million already collecting. tonight, cynthia bowers tells us why many of the unemployed who depend on those benefits are in danger of losing them. >> reporter: it's becoming a painful routine for the millions of americans out of work-- lining up first outside job fairs, and then asking for help at unemployment offices. >> it's humiliating. it's humbling. >> reporter: what's more, unless congress acts to extend unemployment benefits, an estimated half million people will see their unemployment checks run out by the end of next month. almost a million and a half by the end of the year. joe thurman of chicago, a married father of two, lost his job in january and is one of 9.3 million americans getting a check. put his benefits run out in october. and is that just a date on your calendar that's in your head that you can't-- >> to me that's doomsday, it really is. to have the rug pulled out from underneath us in a couple months is scary. i don't know where we're going to come up with the money to pay our bills. >> reporter: let alone tuition for daughter natalie and son matth
CBS
Aug 17, 2009 4:00pm EDT
comfortable range. bob turk is here to update us. >> the dewpoint has come down the last hour. it actually feels like 89 degrees out. so we're not into the 90s yesterday but maybe tomorrow it may happen. we do have some shower activity down to the south and west of us. looks like probably tomorrow afternoon, particularly out to the west we have some scattered shower activity. we're seeing that possibility on wednesday as the front will come through the area. may be cooling us down. and with additional showers through the middle and ends of the week. >>> let's check on the roads with parker shane. >> we have very little congestion so far. but plenty of incidents to tell you about. a couple in the city of paca street and saratoga. still with that wires down situation on river road. your alternate there will be palasque highway. not not much to show you on the cameras. in the case of wilkins avenue, only real delay is from belaire road to i95. brought to you by the cockrin firm. >>> still ahead at 4:00, a kettle in crisis. new research shows how much a cup of tea can change your life
CBS
Aug 23, 2009 10:30am EDT
: and good morning, again. joining us now from cedar falls, iowa, senator chuck grassley, republican. and here in the studio, senator kent conrad. gentlemen, welcome to you both. i want to start with the most controversial part of this thing. house speaker pelosi said this week that she simply cannot pass a health care reform bill in the house unless it includes the so-called public option -- that is, the government-run insurance program like medicare. senator grassley, you have said -- you're on the record as saying you can't support a bill that includes that public option. senator conrad, you have said that a bill with that option in it cannot pass the senate. so i will just start with you, senator grassley, same question to both of you, so what should the president do now? >> well, of course the whole thing could be dropped, because i think when you have as one of your main principles you want to make health insurance available to everybody that doesn't have it, and you want to make it affordable and accessible, then you've got everybody covered, then you wonder why you need any n
CBS
Aug 16, 2009 8:00am EDT
president blames his opponents to use scare tactics to create misinformation and told the cheering crowd what will be scary is if nothing is done soon, gran junction -- grand junction, colorado. >> how could the government pay for its own health care system. he said -- raising some taxes on people making more than $250,000 a year. >>> also this morning governor martin o'malley wants to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for local governments. he's looking to fill a budget shortfall. the governor says $250 million in state aide could get the ax affecting not only local health departments but also police, community colleges and money for roads. >>> michael phelps is still feeling the effects from thursday's car crash in mt. vernon. he says his ankle is still sore and in the message this morning on his official facebook site, phelps expresses some concern for the woman who police say caused the crash. she was ticketed for running a red light. no one seriously injured. phelps will resume training monday. >>> safety in the skies the next time you try to hop on a plane. be prepared
CBS
Aug 30, 2009 9:00am EDT
all that is new in 21st century design. in ways large and small, more and more of us are custom designing all aspects of our lives, as mar that teichner will show us in our cover story. >> reporter: retirees have concluded that the vanderbilts were on to something. but mountain air is not enough for a generation determined to ban boredom. >> today i want to start with the meditation. >> reporter: it's no accident that the area has its very own center for creative retirement. later this sunday morning, diy, design it yourself retirement in ashville, north carolina. >> osgood: commissioned by george vanderbilt more than a century ago. biltmore house was and remains america's largest residence, not that you would need a huge house of stone and brick to feel at home. john blackstone has the proof of that. >> reporter: these homes are not just fanciful. they're floating. on the west coast, water-born dwellings reflect a lifestyle that goes with the flow. >> there were no codes. so whatever a person could dream they made. >> reporter: we'll examine the joys of real waterfront living,
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 7:00am EDT
. julie and maggie are off this morning. >> good morning. >> good to have you with us again this morning. we talked a lot yesterday about ramping up military activity in afghanistan with nato and u.s. forces. the marines started a major offensive this morning. we will have the latest on that in just a little bit. >> take a look at this book called "making babies." it might set the fertility world on fire. the author says too many american couples are relying on fertility treatments to get pregnant when they don't have to. we're going to talk to the author who is stirring up this controversy and taking on the i.v.f. industry. >> tempers boiled over tuesday in the heated debate over health care nearly everywhere except inside president obama's town hall meeting in new hampshire. kimberly dozier was there and joins us now from the white house. kim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, harry. the white house was braced for a showdown at the town hall meeting in new hampshire yesterday. the only fireworks we found were outside. >> we don't need obama and his crew to tell us how to
CBS
Aug 28, 2009 4:00pm EDT
-three punch. danny, this big low that is giving us all of the flash flood watches and advisories and all the rain. and then out to the west, there is a cold front that is going to come in and give us more consternation tomorrow. we're almost seeing a carbon copy of last weekend. we'll be updating this story for you throughout the 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00, and online throughout the afternoon and evening at wjz.com. let us suffice to say, get your umbrellas out, you're going to need them over the next few hours. >> thank you so much. i don't know about you at home, but that thunder last night woke me up right out of my sleep. some powerful storms hit hard across a very wide area. but as alex demetrick reports, it also caused isolated damage in spots and flooding threats just about everywhere else. >> reporter: any rain could fall now would have nowhere to go but downhill. the ground is so saturated from last night's heavy downpours. >> reporter: streams throughout central maryland are running fast and high and could climb higher if heavy rains hit again. and if those rains come with the ki
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 4:00pm EDT
criminal behavior, such as teens wearing gang colors. >> this isn't brain surgery. they give us clues. and we should act on those clues before trouble starts. that's what i want my cops to do. and i want them to go up and say, "welcome to the harbor. don't act like a jerk here. we want you to have a good time, but leave all of this gang stuff at home. and if you can't, go back home and we'll deal with you there. but you don't get to act like a fool here ." >> wjz was the only station there last night as mayor sheila dixon walked around, asking questions of merchants, tourists and police officers. she's trying to get a better sense of what it will take to make the area more safe and secure. meanwhile, the police commissioner says no arrests will be made in this case. he says both of the victims will be completely uncooperative, since they themselves will be gang members. in west baltimore, i'm derek valcourt, eyewitness news. >> thanks, derek. the two gang members wounded in the shooting are expected to survive. >>> commissioner bealefeld is also speaking out today about the use
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 12:00pm EDT
prudent with their use of electricity during this heat wave. we believe we have sufficient supply for our customers' demand, but it's always a good idea to conserve. >> reporter: once again back live in roland park, they're doing a little paving project here out in the heat. some of these workers -- as far the power outages are concerned at last check, about 1,200 people across maryland are still without power, and if you live in the city and you have heat-related concerns, you can always dial 311. don, back to you. >> thank you very much. stay with us for more first warning weather coverage. wjz is always on. the updated forecast and watches and warnings on wjz.com. >>> right now praise is pouring in for the woman who embodied the kennedy family's tradition of public service. president barack obama calling eunice kennedy shriver an extraordinary woman and a champion for the rights of the mentally disabled. here's drew levenson reporting for wjz with more reaction to this maryland resident's passing. >> reporter: eunice kennedy shriver died overnight at cape cod hospital, surrounded b
CBS
Aug 27, 2009 11:00pm EDT
hundreds of miles away from making landfall it is expected to pick up speed and could impact us here in maryland. eyewitness news is live with first warning weather coverage. tim williams. >>> we're definitely watching the store. there are some very strong thunderstorms moving through our region. we'll talk about that in a moment. what we're going to show you is first warning live doppler to give you an idea what's going on. there are some very strong storms moving through. some are capable of producing hail. these are some storms we're going to keep a very close eye on because they're affecting a good part of baltimore county and carroll county and these storms are definitely starting to trigger lightning, hail, and some strong thunderstorms areawide from baltimore county, the western edge, all the way back toward frederick. as we talked about with danny, danny is a strong -- we'll say a strong tropical storm without a real organization. danny is having trouble getting its acts organized. the circulation is to the west that is good fours, because the circulation is going to be closest
CBS
Aug 26, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. >> senator kenly will continue to be an inspiration to all of us. in my office at home i have a picture of him. he has given visibility to those who have been invisible. he has given voices to those who have no voice. >> reporter: and wjz will continue to talk to maryland lawmakers all day long. much more reaction to come this evening, including from the governor. reporting live, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you. complete coverage continues live in the news room with more on kennedy's life. good afternoon. >> good afternoon, everybody. he was born february 22, 1932, in the same state he would live for 77 years. he was immediately part of the kennedy political dynasty, the youngest son of joseph and rose kennedy. he followed in his father and brother's footsteps devoting his life to politics. he first came on the political scene in 1962 to fill the senate vacancy when his brother john became president. along the way he earned the respect of both democrats an republicans. one of his last battles that he never got the see through was health care reform. here he was at the democratic natio
CBS
Aug 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
and he used that gift to touch as many lives and right as many wrongs as the years would allow. >> reporter: but when ted kennedy's grandchildren offered the prayer of the faithful, using their grant pa's own words. >> for my grandfathers brave promise last summer that the work begins aa new, the hope rises and again and the dream lives on, we pray to the lord. >> reporter: this grand funeral became a family affair. >> for my grandfathers persist not to outworn values will but to old values that will never wear out, that the poor may be out of political fashion but they're never without human need. >> reporter: four days of deeply felt emotion here in boston reached its high point when his two sons rose to remember. >> he was not perfect, far from it. but my father believed in redemption, and he never surrendered, never stopped trying to right wrongs, be they the results of his own failings or of ours. >> reporter: teddy kennedy jr. lost his right leg to cancer when he was 12. a few months later there was a snowfall. >> my father went to the garage to get the old flexible flyer
CBS
Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
tokyo. joining us now from washington cbs news security analyst juan zarate like children or bad actors for sure who get a former president of the united states to come to their soil to just win the release of these journalists? >> it's a good question harry. i think one of the challenges for president clinton and the obama administration is to try to make sure this visit is a success, to win the release of the two reporters, but that this issue doesn't get intermingled with the other issues of concern, the nuclear disarmament issues the missile tests. this comes at a period of heightened tension between the two countries. it's going to be a delicate diplomatic dance that president clinton is engaged in on the ground. this gives clearly north koreans propaganda value at a time when there's concession concerns internally and a time when they're being more and more isolated internationally. this helps both sides in many ways. >> that's my question. who's the winner here? >> well, i think at this point both sides are looking to win. for the north koreans, they get the propaganda val
CBS
Aug 9, 2009 9:00am EDT
course a lot depends on the nature of a championship at bill geist will show us. >> americans can make a competition out of just about anything. we will take you to the world elk calling championship in fort worth, texas. >> mitchell: later on sunday morning. david edelstein reviews julie and julia, and also takes us to meet some weavers that work with glass and take a rootbeer break and more and here are the headlines on august 9th, 2009. >> the victim of yesterday's helicopter plane collision over the hudson off manhattan resume, so four far of the presumed nine victims ha have been found in choppy waters. collided with a sigh sightseeing hement ch let helicopter, still to be determined how the accident happened on a clear summer day. >> near fresno, california, seven people, including four youngsters were killed when a driver ran a stop sign and hit a pickup truck. the california highway patrol says police were trying to stop a car for a traffic offense when the accident occurred. a powerful earthquake shook tokyo today, the 7.1 magnitude quake hit just before 8:00 p.m. japan time and
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Aug 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
neighbors. and come down and help us out. and brought coolers. and just good people. >> good people, pulling together at a very bad time. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >>> because of the extent of the damage, investigators cannot begin their job until debris is removed by heavy equipment. >>> it's not exactly cool outside. but it's not nearly as hot as the beginning of the week. here's a live look outside. showers headed our way. bob turk has a look at the updated first warning forecast. >>> all right. we do have some shower activity. not right here, now. but there is a lot to our east and to our west. take a look at radar. a whole batch here on eastern shore. particularly around dover down to henderson. denton, easton. pretty heavy shower activity. some reporting an inch or more in an hour or two. they seem to be dying out just a bit. from trappe. another batch out to the west of us. most of this in the mountain areas this. is heading out to the east. it's possible in the baltimore region. might see a few showers and thundershowers. one or two beginning to pop up right now.
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Aug 27, 2009 7:00pm EDT
were waiting. why did you want to come here today? >> he encourages us because he makes us feel like we are all the same, regardless of our socioeconomic status. >> he was a giant, more than a& man died. much more than a man died, and we'll never see the likes of him if we're alive today, i don't know how long it will take for this country to develop somebody like him. >> couric: and the tributes are not just here at the kennedy library. the senator's constituents lined the motorcade route to salute him and say thank you. national correspondent jim axelrod was among them. ( applause ) >> reporter: as the procession drove past st. stephen church in boston's north end, betty fuller just couldn't hold it together any more. >> it's a different world today. >> reporter: a campaign volunteer in five elections, she came clutching her favorite picture. >> he just seemed like such a warm, approachable, gracious person, not perfect, but good. >> reporter: that was the story from hyannis to the kennedy library, men like john barnett, an irish immigrant, who stood on an overpass in milton,
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Aug 26, 2009 4:30am EDT
for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. the lion of the senate has been silenced. senator ted kennedy passed away last night following a battle with brain cancer. he was 77 years old and died at the family home in hyannisport. he was the last surviving son of a glamorous but tortured political family who spent half a century in the senate fighting for those who need. we are in washington with more. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. word of kennedy's death came this morning in a brief statement from his family who said his faith, perseverance and optimism will live on. massachusetts senator edward kennedy died at his home in hianis surrounded by loved one after a year-long battle with brain cancer. kennedy's family said we've lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives. but the inspiration of his faith, optimism and perseverance will live on forever. local massachusetts residents are also mourning the loss of the popular senator. >> sad, sad. >> it's an impact for the whole country, especially on a political level, you know. >> reporter: known
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Aug 25, 2009 11:00pm EDT
take furloughs and 205 fellow state employees will lose their jobs. >> they're not nibbling at us any more. you know, this governor is taking bites. >> reporter: the bite is 454 million-dollars with nearly 70,000 employees furloughed. the highest paid lose two weeks salary the lowest will lose three days paid. it will close the day before labor day and other holidays to facilitate the furloughs. the state has cut $736 million, 60% from agencies, 29 from aid to government and 11% from state employees. >> we have one intention -- to get maryland through the other side of this recession as quick -- as quickly at possible. >> why does it have to be us? why us? >> reporter: these employees say the furloughs all right them enough and vowed this time around their voices will be heard. >> the last time we did it because to save state jobs. now hear we're back again another furlough and the employees are losing jobs. >> we have budgets. we cut our budget, it cuts our budgets at home the bills and our responsibility. >> we cannot stretch it any further. i just see that going on and on and o
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Aug 10, 2009 5:00pm EDT
any better, come see us. >> reporter: 20 schools were dismissed just before noon. >> they let us out early. because they don't really have air conditioning. >> i think it was 98, 97. it was really hot. >> city officials issue a warning for residents. >> try not to be out in the heat. especially if you have health issues. >> reporter: so far, none of the hospitals in the area are reporting any heat-related illnesses. a lot of people appear to be taking precautions here. a lot of people walking around with bottled water. we should also mention that marc train service has been delayed about 15 minutes. >> adam, thank you. remember to stay with eyewitness news for first warning weather coverage. wjz is always on. for instant updates on the forecast. a list of cooling centers around the city. and any summer school sessions closing because of the heat, go to our website, wjz.com. >>> one suspect is still on the loose after a barricade situation in northeast baltimore. vic is live with more on what happened. and it involved an elderly man. >> police responded to a robbery at a liquor st
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Aug 10, 2009 4:00pm EDT
us. you folks in maryland are getting a pretty good batch showers. out in far western maryland, have a pretty good chance of getting really, nice, heavy showers, which will cool temperatures. maybe gusty winds and heavy rains out there. we probably won't see that until tomorrow. at least we'll get a break. bernadette has a look at that. >> that's right. want to show you an update here. today, we're thinking high about 95 degrees. and that would make it the hottest as bob was saying so far this season. but the thing is, this is how it compares to averages and to records. so you can see the art graphic that we got going on right now. also issue the other reason this is happening is the jet stream has finally pushed off to the north. it's been very far south, all season long. with it to the north, it is tropical air. this isn't that abnormal. so we're not that used to it. and that's why it feels so thick and hot outside. >> okay, bern. thank you. >>> our first warning weather coverage continues with adam may. adam, is there any kind of breeze coming off the water? >> not enough. i'll te
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Aug 4, 2009 4:00pm EDT
autoindustry used to sell 16 million a year. gm had its first increase but still down from last july. chrysler up from june but down from last year. ford is up 2.3% over last july making it the only automaker in two years to see a year to year gain. they credit the annual product line which includes the reintroduction of an old favorite. it sets sales record, the ford taurus. >> customers rally around it. until the all-new show. with a brand new add campaign, ford dealers hope to keep july's momentum going even if the "cash for clunkers" program runs out of gas. >>> democrats will work to get another 2 billion in the "cash for clunkers" program by the end of the week. >>> still ahead, shocking discovery. what one mother found on the internet and how it involves her own toddler son in an adoption scam. >>> on the loose, police looking for a man robbing the apartment of young women and fleeing naked. >>> wait until you see who is behind the wheel on this chase. >>> don't miss the first- warning forecast. now, complete coverage continues continues. >>> a serious accident involving stree
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Aug 26, 2009 7:00pm EDT
lives right now because we always had senator kennedy to depend on to help us. >> reporter: which is why they've been coming to the j.f.k. museum all day to sign the condolence book. mary summers was first in line this morning, two hours before the doors opened. >> i feel like for the first time i'm taking time out for teddy after he's taken so many types out for us. >> reporter: the funeral will be held at a boston basilica, our lady of per pec wall help. when senator kennedy's daughter kaer kara had her own battle with cancer at 2002, the senator prayed at this basilica everyday it became a special place for him, full of hope and optimism. katie? >> couric: ted kennedy authored a staggering 2,500 pieces of legislation, working over this years with more than 400 senators. today two of his best friends from the senate-- one democrat and one republican-- remembered his political passion and personal warmth. >> he'd get up there and flail his arms and his face would get red and he'd make those liberal comments and excoriate our side and when it was over he'd throw his arms around me and sa
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Aug 28, 2009 6:00pm EDT
full from the severe weather that struck us inland overnight and today. as alex alex demetrick reports, some spots were hit with damage. and the threat of floods is growing. >>> jurisdictions around maryland will be keeping a very close eye on streams. ground is already saturated. >> reporter: streams are running fast and high and could climb higher, if heavy rains hit again. and if those rains come with the kind of violent thunderstorms they did earlier this morning, the damage that hit lutherville could touch down anywhere. >> we were already asleep. and all of a sudden, we heard this crack. and we thought lightning had struck the house. >> at 1:00, i heard the pummeling. sounded like bombs going off. and shortly after that, it was just heavy, torrential rains for about 40 minutes. >> reporter: damage was scattered. as winds ripped loose took out fences and this swimming pool. but the closest call came when lightning split a huge tree in half, bringing down tons of wood, while residents slept just inside. >> this is our bedroom right here. you know, five more feet to the left
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Aug 19, 2009 6:00am EDT
. the natural resource police set up the sting using officers after people complained. this he have been charged with disorderly conduct and sex crimes. >>> bill is gathering strength as it churns in the atlantic. these are images of at category 4 hurricane captured by a satellite. and bill was named a hurricane. the satellite collected rain fall and wind data. experts at the space flight center are now looking at the imaging. >>> a busy day of clean up lies ahead for those across the state. they move through the area leaving a path of destruction. we give the look at some of the damage caused in two county neighborhoods. >> reporter: chopper 13 is there after fire broke out on dark head road in middle river, baltimore county becomes 5:30 ontuesday evening. >> what hit. >> lightning, lightning. >> and the nov vics live next to the row house. >> they were watching tv within they heard a laud sound. >> and this loud kaboom. loud, loud. we have direct tv. it went out and we didn't -- i was on the phone and the neighbors are knocking on the door. there is fire and smoke. they said get o
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Aug 7, 2009 5:00pm EDT
schools will close. and if they do, it's important to all of us that our students cob to learn. >> reporter: starting next week, scientists at the university of maryland school of medicine will begin trials on a new h1n1 vaccine. this doctor is leading the study. >>> we will be giving the swine flu vaccine to volunteers who are young adults in the 18 to 64 age group. >> volunteers will be given two dozes, three weeks apart. that's why scientists can determine whether one or two doses are necessary. >> there are questions about the best dose to give and the best number of doses to give. >> reporter: in maryland, there are 766 confirmed cases of h1n1. five people have died from the virus. if the h1n1 vaccine proves effective, it will likely be ready for distribution in october. it's unclear where the vaccine will be available and how much it will cost. the government is looking into whether schools will be turned into vaccine clinics. >> they have prepared a seasonal flu vaccine that should be available shortly, so we would first recommend that people who are ready and willing to
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Aug 12, 2009 4:00pm EDT
the front lines, too. thursday, he heads west for more town halls. the white house is also using a new link on its website, called reality check, to beat back the rumors. >> they're not talking about medicare for all. >> emma van court and barbara boy are worried this town hall will get wild. >> they are finally trying to get something worthwhile done and nobody will allow it. >> but they wanted to make sure their voices were part of the healthcare debate. >> a dem democratic congressman had a heated meeting. and a short time later, a painted swastika was found outside the congressman's office. >>> his trial for multiple rapes was scheduled to begin today. but all charges against a baltimore man are dropped. denise is in the newsroom to explain more. >> reporter: the district attorney's office says humor didn't rape a woman in washington village and dna proves it. he was identified from a photo lineup. he was accused of raping a charles village woman at gunpoint and suspected of committing similar attacks. he was facing 11 charges, including rape, assault and handgun charges. kai?
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Aug 4, 2009 6:00am EDT
minutes in commuting time in the morning and in the evening. 42,000 people are expected to use it, again, more detailed plans will be announced today at 10:00 a.m. we'll bring them to you. don, back to you. >>> thank you very much mary. those plans will be sent to the federal mass transit administration if their consideration. if approved construction could begin in 2012. >>> >>> a former state senate candidate is behind bars this morning facing attempted rape charges. an officer arrested grason eckel after he passed by his law office window and saw him holding a woman down against her will. the officer forced his way in and pulled him off the woman. he is being held in $200,000 bail. >>> a middle river couple is charged with child pornography. police need your help in finding the ones they abused, some as young as two years old. these allegations are disturbing even the most veteran police officers. >> reporter: 34-year-old john nicklas and 26 shannon honea face multiple charges of child pornography. >> this is gross, it's in decent, there is no term, other than a foul term to really de
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Aug 30, 2009 8:00am EDT
, delaware line. it is bringing us some clouds now and wiping out much of the rain that we had yesterday that was responsible for the rain. but it's wiping things out. if you were to go outside right now, this is the temperature that would be the high tomorrow. the forecast looks like this. temperatures around 60 degrees. clouds will be sprinkled in. daytime highs,en 84 degrees with an overnight low of 60 we'll have the complete forecast coming up in a moment. >>> here's what people are talking about this morning. all the talk is on kennedy's death. a true legend in american politics laid to rest. ending only a story book career and dynasty. his body is laying next to his brothers at arlington national cemetery. >> reporter: senator ted kennedy was laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. on the way to arlington, he made one final visit to the u.s. capitol, hundreds of his staff that worked for him offer the past 47 years filled the steps of the senate. thousands more lined the streets in washington. >> his dedication to our country and to help people is a real inspiration.
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Aug 3, 2009 5:00pm EDT
history of assault, robbery and car theft. he was using a screwdriver and they felt like they had to shoot him. >>> okay, kelly, thank you. the 34-year-old officer who shot the suspect has been with the office for 16 years. >> and nearly a dozen are hospitalized after a carbon monoxide leak in baltimore county. >> reporter: well, ten including four children were taken to bay view and fire county arrested two on chip brand road at 1:00 this morning fire officials believe that hot water heaters caused the carbon monoxide leak. all of the people sick are going to be okay. >>> the owner of the complex said it's in the process of having a contractor conduct inspections of all of the townhouse units. >>> a man and woman are accused of filming child porn with children ages 2 to 13. weijia jiang beam has the latest on the charges they face. >> reporter: a couple used their medical backed to subdue and terrorize children. >> reporter: the couple faces charges of filming, distributing and promoting child pornography. >> it's gross, it's indecent. there's no term other than a foul term to descr
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Aug 20, 2009 6:00pm EDT
and conveying false information, using fire and explosives. transit police believe gray has made multiple bomb threat calls. back to you, denise. >>> thank you, kai. transit police say the suspect may face more counts. >>> money, not safety. that's what baltimore residents are saying about bringing speed cameras to local streets. they argue it's all for the sake of raising funds. weijia jiang is live in towson, as the controversial proposal comes under fire. >> they would be within a half mile radius of select schools. and the fine is $30 each time, leaving many wowrnding -- wondering if there is a hidden agenda. >> reporter: baltimore county taxpayers packed into a meeting, to lay out the debate over speed cameras. if approved, the devices would be installed in school areas and operate from 6:00 in the morning to 8:00 p.m. drivers going 12 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit could face a $40 fine. >> there are a lot of people who speed. and police officers are not everywhere. >> it's about protecting people. and if you're against this bill, quite candidly, i think
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Aug 13, 2009 6:00pm EDT
think about healthcare reform. e-mail us, your thoughts to wjz web alert at cbs.com. or click on the link at the top of the wjz.com home page. and you can do that any time. wjz is always on. vic? >> thank you, mike. a coalition launched a $12 million tv ad campaign today. >>> at this hour, there is more rain moving into the area. a live look outside right now. will it be a wet night and will we get a break from all of this humidity? tim williams and bob turk are updating the forecast. >>> let's take a look at radar. we've got a few very widely scattered showers here. now moved down south to the city. they've cleared the area. and continued to move down to the south. and continued to pretty much weaken. a few more over on the eastern shore. right around princess anne. there were some showers around. right now, it's few and far between, believe me. looks like a pretty quiet night. not really seeing anything develop at this hour. although we still have a moist atmosphere. i cannot totally rule out a possible shower this evening. now, we've got a game in town tonight. and tim williams ha
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Aug 4, 2009 7:00pm EDT
a kangaroo trial and have basically used them as diplomatic pawns. >> reporter: kim reportedly suffered a stroke last year and may be battling pancreatic cancer. some think he is raising tensions with the nuclear arms program as a way of securing the leaders' job for his youngest son, or a way of protesting ever-tightening international sanctions. north korea only makes a deal when it expects to get something so you have to wonder what it expects for releasing these journalists because it will demand something. katie? >> couric: barry petersen. barry, thanks very much. for the families of laura ling and euna lee the past four and a half months had to be excruciating. late today they put out a joint statement saying "we're overjoyed by the news of their pardon." bill richardson is governor of new mexico as well as a veteran diplomat. he helped win the release of americans from north korea back in the 1990s. governor, i understand you talked with lisa ling, laura lick's sister, this afternoon. can you tell us briefly about that conversation? >> yes, i did talk to lisa. she was ec
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Aug 29, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: but much of it was extraordinary. >> have mercy on us. >> reporter: six priests celebrated the mercy of the mass. senator placido domingo and yo yo mas delivered the communion. >> the greatest expectations were placed upon ted kennedy's shoulders because of who he was. but he surpassed them all because of who he became. >> reporter: celebrities, dozens of senators, presidents carter, george w. bush and clinton, and kennedy's considerable extended family, all attended the service in a soaring church that had a special meaning for teddy. it's where he prayed when his daughter carol was fighting lung cancer. kennedy's son, teddy junior, remembered how his dad helped him through his own battle, having lost his leg to cancer as a child. he told an emotional story of not being able to get up an icy driveway to go sledding. >> he said, "i know you can do it. there is nothing that you can't do ." we're going to climb that hill together. even if it takes us all day. >> reporter: after the mass, the senator's body was flown to andrews air force base for a motorcade here. a
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Aug 12, 2009 11:00pm EDT
and try to help us as a community. this is beautiful. >> reporter: will it make a difference. >> it should. >> reporter: another message isthink about the trash. it is everywhere in the neighborhood. the people say if people would clean it up, it's a start to having pride in the community. >> we need a lot of people just talking to little kids just about keeping their neighborhood clean. then we can talk about the other stuff don't carry guns you don't need to be a gang banger. the latest victim promises... >> disappoint me but it will not stop me. >> and raffson in the hospital and has been released from shock trauma. >> the citizens walk every month in various neighborhoods. >>> a man has died in a freak accident. the lawnmower he was on tumbled down a hill pinning him. the worker was mowing the grass at a commercial property on junction drive. that's when the police believe he lost control of the mower near a steep embankment. and the health administration is investigating. >>> baltimore is closer to getting a casino and retail develop and the city's board of estimates approved a
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